Radio Love

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Radio Love
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by Player Piano
Studio
  • Ilex Works, Northwold Road, Stoke Newington
  • Praxis Studios, Belfast Road, Stoke Newington
  • Ark Barn Studios, Indianapolis, Indiana
Label The state51 Conspiracy
Producer Jeremy Radway

Radio Love is the debut album from Player Piano. Singles include Kings & Queens and My Name Will Be A Myth.

The album is a joyous combination of propulsive grooves and big hooks that has drawn comparisons to everyone from David Bowie to Sly and the Family Stone.

Radio Love carries traces of every stage of Jeremy Radway’s musical and personal journey. Indianapolis, Indiana was also home to the writer Kurt Vonnegut, after whose first novel Player Piano is named. And something of Vonnegut’s political vision and indomitable humanism seeps into Player Piano’s approach. You can hear it in the world weary, yet emphatic vocals that move effortlessly from Stephen Malkmus understatement to impassioned howl; you can feel it in lyrics like, “the early morning ghostly streets, In our heads were projection screens, and in our mouths were broken beats”.

Critical Reception

Louder Than War: "This opening single (Radio Love) sets the bar incredibly high, with a hook laden chorus and an incessant groove it’s one of those tracks that sticks." [1]

Clash Magazine: "New album ‘Radio Love’ drops on July 1st, with Clash able to premiere the supremely intelligent funk-pop banger ‘Kings & Queens’. Rooted in that chugging, Talking Heads style bass, the choppy guitars and laid back rhythm recall Metronomy’s more direct moments. The whole package, though, sounds utterly Player Piano." [2]

Track listing

No. TitleISRC Length
1. "Amongst The Ruins Of Eternity It Lies"     
2. "Und3rgr0und"     
3. "Baby Gets Down"     
4. "Everyone Knows"     
5. "Even If I Didn't"     
6. "Going Home"     
7. "My Name Will Be A Myth"     
8. "Kings and Queens"     
9. "Sleeping Silver Horses"     
10. "Radio Love"     
11. "Beneath the Underdog"     
12. "I Can Feel You"     
13. "Suite Pour Les Enfants De L'Est"     

Personnel

Performers

  • Und3rgr0und
    • Devon Ashley: Drums
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Guitar Synth, Piano, Nord Stage, Virtual String Machine, Engineering
    • Ryan Koch: Additional Engineering
  • Baby Gets Down
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Drums, Bass, Piano, Nord Stage, Saxophone, Engineering
  • Everyone Knows
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Guitar Synth, Piano, Jen SX1000, Virtual String Machine, Engineering
  • Even If I Didn’t
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Virtual String Machine, Engineering
  • Going Home
    • Ed Grimshaw: Drums
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Piano, Virtual String Machine, Engineering
  • My Name Will Be A Myth
    • Ed Grimshaw: Drums
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Nord Stage, M-Tron, FunkBox, Engineering
  • Kings And Queens
    • Ed Grimshaw: Drums
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Wurlitzer 200A, Nord Stage, Virtual String Machine, Engineering
  • Sleeping Silver Horses
    • Ed Grimshaw: Drums
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Nord Stage, Virtual String Machine, Engineering
  • Radio Love
    • Devon Ashley: Backing Vocals
    • Kate Lamont: Backing Vocals
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Wurlitzer 200A, Vacuum Synth, Engineering
  • Beneath The Underdog
    • Ed Grimshaw: Drums
    • George Hider: Claps, Additional Engineering
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Wurlitzer 200A, Virtual String Machine, Claps, Saxophone, Engineering
  • I Can Feel You
    • Ed Grimshaw: Drums
    • George Hider: Bass
    • Rebecca Jade: Backing Vocals
    • Jeremy Radway: Vocals, Piano, Virtual String Machine, Engineering
  • Suite Pour Les Enfants De L’Est
    • Sarah Sexton: Violin
    • Emma Parker: Violin
    • Becky Jones: Viola
    • Sarah McMahon: Cello
    • Jeremy Radway: Celeste, Engineering
    • Walthamstow Market: Itself

Production

  • Mixed by Jeremy Radway at the Premises Studios, London, and Radio Love Studios, London.
  • Mastered by Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording, Bloomington, Indiana

Packaging

  • Artwork by Christian Ward

References

  1. Louder Than War: Listen to this! Player Piano releases Radio Love http://louderthanwar.com/listen-player-piano-releases-radio-love/
  2. Clash: Track Of The Day 21/6 - Player Piano http://clashmusic.com/news/track-of-the-day-216-player-piano

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